There were a few predictions hyped on this blog:
This article is the second in a three-part series that will evaluate how the team has measured up to the pre-season hype.
Before the season started, ABC's Jeff Van Gundy made the following prediction about the Miami Heat:
"They will break the single-season win record [of 72]," Jeff Van Gundy said. "And I think they have a legit shot at the Lakers' 33-game [winning] streak [in 1971-72], as well."
Why the Heat won't win 70+ wins was analyzed in Part 1. As for winning 33-games in a row, that didn't happen either as they only won 12 in a row. However, as I said in the original post discussing Van Gundy's prediction, it wasn't realistic anyway.
The more interesting winning streak for the Heat was 13 games. According to Hot Hot Hoops, the over/under at Bodog was 12.5 for the Heat's longest win streak of the regular season.
With 23 games left in the season, do the Heat have a good chance of winning 13 in a row?